July 28, 2010
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Gov. John Hickenlooper is coming to Craig on Monday. As part of a tour of western Colorado, the governor will be stopping at Colorado Northwestern Community College for a town hall meeting. He will provide a short presentation on some pressing issues, and then turn it back to Moffat County, said Reeves Brown Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs. Hickenlooper’s trip to was spurred by “more than one request for the governor to visit Moffat County,” Eric Brown, director of communications for the governor, said in an email.
Craig resident Frank Moe requested that Gov. John Hickenlooper visit Moffat County to discuss various concerns constituents in rural Colorado have about the state’s current political climate.
As Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed the attendees of the Colorado Water Congress’ summer conference, some had doubts about the state’s role in water plans. But Hickenlooper stressed there were ways to reach solutions to Colorado’s water worries.
Gov. John Hickenlooper will visit Hayden on Friday afternoon, his office reported today. Hickenlooper is scheduled to visit Yampa Valley Feeds, 198 Lincoln Ave., at 3 p.m., during a Western Slope trip regarding economic development.
Hickenlooper to speak to service club members at invite-only event
Gov. John Hickenlooper is scheduled to speak at an invite-only event for local service club members Wednesday in Steamboat Springs, during a swing through Northwest Colorado to discuss topics including economic development. Invites went out late last week to more than 150 members of local service clubs.
Christina Oxley, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, has tried for the last several years to book the governor for her organization’s annual State of the County event. On Thursday, she got her wish when Gov. John Hickenlooper’s staff confirmed he will be the keynote speaker for the event. “Going into it, it was something we really believed was a long shot,” Oxley said. “Getting a Colorado governor not just over to the Western Slope, but in the northwest corner, rural Colorado, has been a challenge.”
Mathers: Hickenlooper supports Colorado clean coal tech
Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said he was pleasantly surprised by a Wednesday meeting with Gov. John Hickenlooper in Denver. “It was so much different than that other guy, Ritter,” he said while driving back from the meeting. “He is very personable and very attentive. When you talk to him, you know he is listening to you.”
Energy tops commission’s list of discussion points for Hickenlooper meeting
Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said Gov. John Hickenlooper probably knows the primary topics the three-member commission wants to discuss with him. Energy and natural resources. “I think he’d probably be interested in if we had any solutions to the problems,” Mathers said. “Not just, ‘Come and tell me what the problem is.’ But, ‘What is the solution?’”
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Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter opted to not seek re-election, leaving the field wide open. What has resulted appears to be a three-way race between Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat; Evergreen businessman Dan Maes, a Republican; and former state and U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, who formerly was aligned with the Republicans and now is carrying the banner of the American Constitution Party.